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I’m looking for a place to go – a spa or wellness retreat in the United States – that offers both colonics and fasting and is also medically supervised. It would be a huge plus if yoga was part of the program.
Three spas immediately come to mind:
- We Care Spa Juice Fasting & Spiritual Retreat (Desert Hot Springs, California)
- The Raj (Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa)
- Sanoviv Medical Institute (National City, California)
Each spa has some of what you are looking for. We Care Spa aims to detoxify through an all-natural liquid fast and treatments that facilitate the cleansing process. The Raj creates a personalized Maharishi Rejuvenation Treatment program that includes yoga classes, organic meals, as well as two to three hours of treatments daily. Sanoviv, which I’ve visited, is a high-end medical facility near the ocean, with fasting, colonics, nutritional meals, exercise classes, and spa treatments available. All three programs will help cleanse your body of its Summer splurges and reinvigorate you for Fall.
Regarding medical supervision, you will want to check the specific credentials of the on premise staff however here are the basics: Sanoviv is a licensed medical hospital that has a medical team of physicians, nutritionists, and psychologists. The Raj practices Ayurvedic medicine – not traditional western medicine – and We Care has no MD’s on staff – everything is based on holistic medicine.
Good to know you are making healthy lifestyle changes which I am sure will be of great benefit!
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